The fourth annual SWE Brazil event is a success


Motivated by the success of previous SWE events in Brazil, this year the Brazilian leaders of the four professional affiliates (Porto Alegre metropolitan region, Horizontina, Catalão and Campinas metropolitan region) joined forces to organize another successful virtual event. It was a great opportunity to share and learn about personal development, leadership, diversity and inclusion of women in STEM.

This was the second time that we have held the event 100% online, which again allowed us to reach a huge number of people! From across the country, around 400 participants participated, including STEM leaders, professionals from different companies and students from distant universities, to celebrate and empower women in engineering.

In addition, the event included for the first time a public and practical challenge. Participants received a script and were asked to give advice to a woman facing a challenge in the workplace. The top three responses had the opportunity to share their tips on the second day of the program. Curious to see the winning storyline and tips? Check it out here.

The first day was rich in networking and business development opportunities, including:

  • “Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” by Wellington Silverio, Director of Human Resources for Latin America at John Deere
  • “SWE Welcome” by Karen Horting, Executive Director and CEO of SWE
  • “Brazil SWE Overview” by SWE Ambassador Thais Vital and friend of SWE Flavia Oliveira
  • “Applied Scrum” by Guilherme Beras, John Deere Plant Execution Manager
  • Career case with Claudia Vergueiro Massei, CEO of Siemens in Oman and Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum
  • “Commercial Action Group – Round Table” with Daniela Pio, John Deere DEI & Talent Acquisition Manager; Cristiane Iata, VP talent projects at ACATE – Santa Catarina Technology Association; and Renata Moraes, CEO and founder of ImpulsoBeta

Day 2 was designed to inspire the next generation and was full of discussion and content about career opportunities, including:

  • “Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” by Rodrigo Bonato, Regional Director John Deere ISG – Intelligent Solutions Group
  • “SWE Welcome” by Karen Horting, Executive Director and CEO of SWE
  • “Overview of SWE Universities” by Raissa Paiva, Affiliate Member of SWE University, Daise Ribeiro, Julia Matiazzo and Luisa Muller
  • “Recruitment process: how to stand out” by Aline Aliaga, senior recruiting and selection analyst at Siemens Energy
  • “Open Innovation” with Adriana Lucia, member of the board of AgTech Garage
  • “Different Generations in the Market” by Mariana Kobayashi, Data and Digital Project Coordinator & Speaker at TotalEnergies
  • “Conference Challenge Presentation” by Carolina Franzo, John Deere Staff Facilities Engineer Environmental and challenge winners.

The organizers thought about promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the planning process and provided Brazilian sign language interpreters during the 8 hours of the event. There was an extraordinary exchange of experiences and, at the end of the day, the participants had overwhelmingly positive feedback with an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

To learn more about SWE’s activities in Brazil, visit their website and follow @swebrasil on Instagram.

Thank you all for your participation in 4e SWE Brazil Annual Conference!


  • The fourth annual SWE Brazil event is a success SWE Brazil

    Vital Thais

    Thais Vital, Product Design Engineer at John Deere Catalão, is the primary contact for electrical systems, cab and software for the sugarcane harvester in Brazil. Thais graduated in Mechatronics Engineering from the Federal University of Uberlândia and is currently SWE Global Ambassador and Catalão Affiliate Leader.

  • The fourth annual SWE Brazil event is a success SWE Brazil

    Flavia Oliveira

    Flavia Barone de Oliveira is a Materials Engineer at UFSCar, Senior Technology Engineer at Whirlpool in Rio Claro – Brazil, and Six Sigma Black Belt Certified. Flavia has been a friend of SWE since 2019 within the Campinas metropolitan region affiliate.

  • The fourth annual SWE Brazil event is a success SWE Brazil

    Tatiani reino

    Tatiani Reino is a Safety Professional and Production Engineering Student, Engineering Analyst at John Deere in Indaiatuba – Brazil. Tatiani has been a member of SWE since 2018, Communication Team Leader and Affiliate Vice President of the Campinas Metropolitan Region.


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